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Activities Coordinator

Location

Ipswich, Suffolk

Salary & Benefits

£9.20

Vacancy Type

Permanent,

Full Time

Closing Date

21/10/2020

Activities Coordinator 

35 hours a week 

£9.20 per hour

Handford House, located in Ipswich, provides nursing and dementia care for up to 52 residents. Our Activities team are fundamental to the residents sense of wellbeing and social enhancement. We are recruiting for an Activities Coordinator to join the team on a 35 hours per week contract.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • The role of activity co-ordinator is fundamental to the residents’ sense of well-being and social enhancement.
  • To ensure the routines and daily activities made available are flexible and varied to suit individual resident’s expectations, preferences and capabilities.
  • Identify the needs of all residents.
  • Plan, organise and run a varied and stimulating monthly programme of activities.
  • Ensure that a weekly and monthly schedule of activities is available for residents, the care team, registered Home Manager and prospective residents to view.
  • Help provide the opportunity for physical, intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and social interaction and enjoyment.
  • Arrange social and spiritual activities and outings, as well as in-house entertainment with entertainers, (music/dance/song).
  • Establish links with, and encourage involvement of the local community in the home, e.g. schools, colleges, religious and voluntary groups and museums.
  • Involve relatives in the activity programme and attend relatives’ meetings as appropriate.
  • Monitor the effects of the activities programme and write brief notes on each individual/group activity session undertaken on the activities record sheets for inclusion in either the residents’ care plan or an activities folder for residents.

Healthcare Homes offer an Employee Assistance Programme which is immediate access to a confidential telephone counselling and legal information service which operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to include support such as financial and family concerns.